204 12th St NW, Canton, OH, 44703

Mediterranean Restaurant Canton OH

The Desert Inn Restaurant Lounge Inc. (started in 1970 by John Shaheen Sr.) was actually conceptualized at John Shaheen’s Friendly bar on Cherry Ave. in Canton. He opened The Desert Inn on 12th st. in 1970. John’s son and daughter -in-law rebuilt in 2006 at the current location of 204 12th st. N. W. Mark and Tina are the owners now. Their sons Joe and Markos are also a part of the business. Joe is a bartender days and some nights. Markos is a chef, mostly evenings.

Not only has this restaurant been around a long time but many of its employees have been with them for years also. You’ll find Chuck behind the bar at night, he’s been here 25+ years.

The Desert Inn specializes in “Family Style” and it is run “Family Style.”